39 Bible Verses about Burying The Dead

Daniel 12:2 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Acts 2:29 ESV / 29 helpful votes

“Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.

James 2:26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

John 5:28 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice

Luke 9:60-62 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

1 Corinthians 15:1-58 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. ...

Deuteronomy 21:23 ESV / 10 helpful votes

His body shall not remain all night on the tree, but you shall bury him the same day, for a hanged man is cursed by God. You shall not defile your land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance.

Genesis 23:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“I am a sojourner and foreigner among you; give me property among you for a burying place, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.”

Isaiah 57:1-2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from calamity; he enters into peace; they rest in their beds who walk in their uprightness.

Job 7:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

As the cloud fades and vanishes, so he who goes down to Sheol does not come up;

Jeremiah 25:33 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“And those pierced by the Lord on that day shall extend from one end of the earth to the other. They shall not be lamented, or gathered, or buried; they shall be dung on the surface of the ground.

1 John 4:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Luke 12:32 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Job 17:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Will it go down to the bars of Sheol? Shall we descend together into the dust?”

1 Kings 2:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now therefore do not hold him guiltless, for you are a wise man. You will know what you ought to do to him, and you shall bring his gray head down with blood to Sheol.”

Jude 1:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—

James 1:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

John 3:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.

Luke 14:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

Jonah 2:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Saying, “I called out to the Lord, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.

Amos 2:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions of Moab, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because he burned to lime the bones of the king of Edom.

Song of Solomon 8:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord.

Ecclesiastes 6:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not satisfied with life's good things, and he also has no burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he.

Psalm 86:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

Psalm 49:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will receive me. Selah

Psalm 30:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.

Job 34:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For God has no need to consider a man further, that he should go before God in judgment.

2 Kings 9:35-37 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But when they went to bury her, they found no more of her than the skull and the feet and the palms of her hands. When they came back and told him, he said, “This is the word of the Lord, which he spoke by his servant Elijah the Tishbite, ‘In the territory of Jezreel the dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel, and the corpse of Jezebel shall be as dung on the face of the field in the territory of Jezreel, so that no one can say, This is Jezebel.’”

Genesis 3:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Acts 2:34 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand,

John 4:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)

Psalm 89:48 ESV / 3 helpful votes

What man can live and never see death? Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah

Psalm 88:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol.

Psalm 9:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The wicked shall return to Sheol, all the nations that forget God.

Psalm 6:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For in death there is no remembrance of you; in Sheol who will give you praise?

Job 14:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Oh that you would hide me in Sheol, that you would conceal me until your wrath be past, that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!

Psalm 116:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.

Psalm 88:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Is your steadfast love declared in the grave, or your faithfulness in Abaddon?

Psalm 18:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.

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